NKBA Weekly Bulletin 29 May 2020

April 17th, 2020

Hi NKBA Members

We hope you have had an excellent week and are all ready for a long weekend!
This week, we held a wonderful zoom session on CAD software and heard from some of the providers on the market. Thank you to Laminex New Zealand, Joinery IT, Compusoft and Sandrina Hush Interiors for presenting. The video is live on the NKBA New Zealand Members Facebook Group for those of you who missed it.

NKBA Update 29 May 2020

On Thursday 4 June at 10.30am we are holding a 30 minute zoom session on ‘Marketing on a Shoestring’. We have arranged for John Miles, CEO of the New Zealand Marketing Association and Rebecca Kinraid, Director of PR firm Cherry Red Consulting to present. The two speakers will cover media, social media and relationship management. There will be some great tips for those of you looking to raise brand awareness through these channels, generate new leads or engage with past and present customers.
To join the zoom meeting follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84638864991?pwd=K202QUx2bWlYN3FNNk9ZTEo5VlJ2QT09 Meeting ID: 846 3886 4991
Password: 528002

A reminder to all members to get your award entries in for the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards! We know many of you designers are busy preparing your entries at the moment. Keep the questions rolling in if we can help you. The Awards close on 15 June at 5pm. To enter or for more information about our awards programme, visit awards.nkba.org.nz

The CDS Student Scholarships close on Monday 1 June. We have already had some fantastic applications, so well done to those who got theirs in early. If you wish to apply, please email: info@cds.org.nz

Revised 2020 course dates for the Diploma in Kitchen Design are currently being finalised. NKBA is committed to ensuring we meet industry demand and we will run more courses if the need is there. Please reach out to Rachael or I if you are interested in studying and we will connect you with a BCITO Training Advisor to sign you up or should you want more information. You can contact Rachael on rachael@nkba.org.nz

AGM Announcement
We wish to confirm that despite Conference 2020 being cancelled, the 2020 NKBA AGM will continue as planned on Friday 17 July. The AGM will be presented in a digital format, more information about this will be sent to members on Wednesday 10 June when the AGM notices are sent out.

We will be calling for the following representative positions for the Executive Board:

• South of Auckland to Wellington
• Manufacturing/Supplier
• Education

The CDS Representative will be advised following the CDS AGM on 1 July 2020.

Fellows of NKBA NZ
At the 2019 AGM the following change to the Constitution of the National Kitchen & Bathroom Association (NZ) Inc (NKBA) to add an Industry Recognition status was presented and adopted.

It was agreed that the new status be named Fellows of NKBA NZ. This NKBA status has been created based on a number of applications for Life Membership that have highlighted the need for a recognition credit for specific members who have had a significant impact on the kitchen and bathroom industry over the course of their career for which the Board would like to acknowledge and recognise and who don’t necessarily meet Life Member criteria.

The following clause has been included in the NKBA Constitution .
10.2h To award Industry Recognition to any individual who has had a significant impact on the kitchen and/or bathroom industry over the course of their career and whom the Executive Committee deem eligible for acknowledgement.

NKBA aims to recognise people who make a significant or eminent contribution to the kitchen and bathroom industry, profession, or New Zealand’s kitchen and bathroom industry reputation. As such we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity for you to recognise deserving fellow members. More information on the criteria and process for this will be included in the AGM notices on Wednesday 10 June.

Nominations will be called for when AGM notices are sent on 10 June in addition to Board Representative nominations.
Fellows of NKBA NZ nominations will be voted on by the Executive Board and presented at the Virtual AGM. Nominations for Board positions will be voted upon (should more than one nomination be received for any one position) at said meeting by the members in attendance or by received proxies.

Thank you and have a wonderful long weekend.